Just as the break of dawn comes to us, one of the reasons I understood perfectly well why LIFE is so unfair is what had happened to the young men and children who died in the fire that gutted down bed and breakfast budget hotel in Tuguegarao City. It is never fair because these young men never choose their lives to end that way. It is never fair because they had continually dreamed for a better tomorrow, dreamed of that new job as nurses, and dreamed of families they will be helping all along as they improved on their lives, dream of life with their future wives, dream of the future they will never ever enjoy after this tragedy.
In death, one can never choose how it come but what thing is certain, it is just the beginning of a wonderful journey back home. One that is without problems, trials, challenges and pains. I remembered the moments I lost my dad in 2004 and my mum in 2009, it pained me as a son but all I can say, it is what life’s cycle should be, that sons and daughters burry their parents but not this, it is never a cycle in life that parents burry their sons. It’s a pained loss, never can be matched. No words of comfort or silence can ever be expressed to be of help to the grieving families.
To the families, my deepest and sincerest condolences. To the friends who have lost them, my sincerest condolences. To the community that have loss such promising young nurses, I share in your pains and sadness over this tragedy.
Let us send them our love, our peace and our prayers.
To the brothers that I never knew, I shared in the pains of the your families and loved ones. This tragedy struck me more than your parents, siblings and friends do. I grieve for your passing but also believes that each passing redeems something, conquers death and finally, come back home to where our Father is.
Rest in Peace all of you brothers Jerome Saet, Francis Carambas, Nelmar Galapia, Narl Jensan Lopez, Henderson Lodevico, Marlon Justin Viernes, Ryan James Malaki, Richard Allen Gonzales and Ronualdo Respicio.